Pupil & Catch-up Premium
The academy has a high proportion of boys in receipt of pupil premium. In order to cater for these boys most effectively, a yearly student voice is carried out to ensure that any barriers are known and every effort to remove them is taken.
Over the past two years, the main barriers that students have faced is a lack of organisational skills, which impacts greatly on their ability to arrive to school fully equipped. This also impacts on students being able to get up on time for school and be in full uniform. A second main barrier is having the right environment at home in order to study and therefore study skills has been an area the academy is working on. Providing a space to complete homework has been introduced to help students acquire these skills.
Further information of barriers and what we are doing about them is included in this year's plan below.
Click below to view the 2018-19 Disadvantaged Strategy.
Click below to view the 2017-18 Disadvantaged Strategy Impact Report.
Literacy & Numeracy Catch-up Premium
Year 2016-17 – £10,000
In the year 7 of 2016-17, those students who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and or mathematics totals 20.10 for literacy and 10 for numeracy of which there is an overall total of 12 students as some require catch up support in both subjects. This has provided the Academy with a catch up premium of £10,000. The De La Salle Academy intends to use the catch up funding in the following way and believes that these interventions will provide the support needed to allow each student to move towards or achieve level 4 in either English, Mathematics or both.
|Support||Target||Allocation towards full cost|
|Additional Numeracy lessons for those sets containing the students who meet catch-up numeracy criteria.||Students to reach 100 score in Maths assessment.|
|Catch Up Maths intervention for targeted groups of students twice a week with an Independent Maths Specialist.||Students to reach 100 score in Maths assessment.||£5,000|
|Additional Lexia sessions (in English lessons) for those sets containing the students who meet catch-up literacy criteria.||Students to reach 100 score in English assessment.||£3,050 pa|
|Additional Communication skills lessons for those sets containing the students who meet catch-up literacy criteria.||Improved English and Literacy scores in Academy levels.|
|Purchase of Nessy and Read Write Inc materials for 1:4 groupwork sessions with the SEND team.||Improved reading ages / English scores of very low achievers.||£3,800|
|Reading Buddy scheme with selected Year 7 students.||Improved reading ages.||None|